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May 14, 2024
Daily Kos

Will Justice Delayed Be Justice Denied? Update on the TX Bar Disciplinary Complaints

The current focus on the Trump criminal trial in New York (along with the other pending criminal trials and potentially dangerous U.S. Supreme Court ruling on immunity)—like so many Trump atrocities that produce the almighty “engagement” sought by the corporate media—can make us forget that Trump had the assistance of dozens of cronies and co-conspirators in his bid to overturn the 2020 election.

Apr 26, 2024
The Boston Globe

One Rhode Islander’s role in defending American democracy

If you've been around Rhode Island legal, political, and civic circles over the last couple of decades, there's a good chance you've crossed paths with R. Kelly Sheridan.

He’s a retired partner at Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Peirce, where he was one of the best-known lobbyists in the state, and is a former president of the Rhode Island Bar Association and chairman of the Champlin Foundation.

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Apr 23, 2024
Verdict

Restoring Confidence in Elections: The ALI’s Timely Statement on Ethical Standards

The hotly contested 2020 Presidential Election was filled with complaints—not only about the election results, but also about the voting process itself. Aggregated and escalated, those complaints led not only to litigation, but also to doubts in some quarters about the reliability of the results the process produced. As we look ahead to November, it is likely that the voting process will again be severely tested unless confidence-inducing changes to the process are made.

Apr 12, 2024
The Verdict

How Not to Restore Public Confidence in the Supreme Court

"Because of people’s already much-depleted confidence in the Court, and because of all that’s at stake for the nation in Trump v. United States, Justice Thomas’s refusal to recuse may well be not simply one more blow to public confidence in the Court, but a blow with the potential to damage that confidence beyond repair."

Apr 11, 2024
The Dallas Morning News

Texas bar should act soon on Sidney Powell case

One by one, the lawyers who helped Donald Trump try to steal the 2020 election are being held accountable. The most recent example came a few weeks ago. A California judge recommended permanent disbarment for John Eastman for his role in devising so-called legal strategy to overturn the election.  

Apr 9, 2024
The Fulcrum

Disinformation underlies bans on care for transgender adolescents

In the past three years, 23 states have passed legislation that prohibits physicians and other health care providers from providing gender affirming health care to transgender minors. These laws constitute an extreme, unprecedented attack on transgender adolescents, their families and the medical providers who care for them.

 

Mar 25, 2024
The Bulwark

No Candor, No Credibility: Hiring RNC Ronna Is a Flub for NBC

NBC’s hiring of Ronna McDaniel, the recently ousted chair of the Republican National Committee, as a commentator is a disservice to viewers and to its own journalists. It is also yet another in a long line of disturbing examples of how political misinformation is being normalized. The network should not be able to get away with its whitewashing of McDaniel.